10 years ago
oct. 15, 1998
Julie Irish of Peabody has joined the staff of the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains as development coordinator.
Sharon Fogelman Circle of the Methodist church met the evening of Oct. 8, 1998, at the home of Phyllis Slocombe.
Elaine Sears of Abilene and Ed Slocombe attended the funeral of Harold Parker Sept. 30 at Atchison. He was the husband of Janet Slocombe Parker.
25 years ago
sept. 8, 1983
Another new business is set to open on Peabody’s Main Street in a few weeks. Mrs. Ray Church has decided to put in a Daylight Donut store and coffee shop.
David and Max Cooper were at home for Labor Day weekend visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Cooper. Both are enrolled at Kansas State University, Manhattan.
Erma and Glen Nellans, Tom and Mary Lou Grosse and Amy recently traveled to Estes Park for a few days. They report a cool trip.
50 years ago
sept. 11, 1958
Mrs. Jesse Richter and Mrs. Russell Hett were sponsors for a “Hobo Hike” of the Junior Fellowship Sunday evening.
A surprise gathering Sunday honored the birthdays and 40th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Jay McClure Sr.
Saturday evening, Sept. 6, Miss Sally DeForest was honored with a miscellaneous bridal shower in the flower bedecked garden at the Paul Baker home.
Mike Stovall enrolled in Washburn University Law School at Topeka last week for the first week of a three-year course. He graduated from St. Benedict’s last spring.
100 years ago
sept. 3, 1908
Dr. Furst, wife and son, Tom, went to Cedar Point to spend a day with the crowd camping there.
Miss Ida Lathrop left Tuesday for South Dakota, where she will visit about six weeks.
Considerable interest is being shown in the machine recently perfected for picking and husking corn and now on exhibit at Doyle Company’s yards. A practical machine which takes the corn off the stalk and carries it husked into the wagon makes a hard job easy. It works something on the plan of a header.
125 years ago
aug. 2, 1883
W.H. Sutphin is about to build an addition to his house, just across the creek.
There will be an ice cream social at W.C. Nye’s residence next Tuesday evening, to which all are invited.
A basket picnic was held in the grove of Wm. Fitch, last Monday, it being the occasion of Mrs. Fitch’s birthday. A large number of Mr. and Mrs. F’s friends from town and country were there to do the honors, and a most enjoyable time was had.